Honor Your Mentor (HYM) Funds rrecognize the incredible people who have advanced neurosurgery. Each mentor fund has a specific purpose, and donations fund a chosen research or educational endeavor in the mentor’s name across a variety of subspecialties.
To date, the following HYM funds have provided funding for projects or awards:
ALBERT L. RHOTON FUND
Maria Peris-Celda, MD, PhD, Albany Medical College, Rhoton Young Clinician Investigator Award for Neuroanatomical Research
Sricharan Gopakumar, Baylor College of Medicine, Rhoton Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
Brian F. Jimenez, University of Tennessee, Rhoton Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship
ANDREW T. PARSA FUND
Darryl Lau, MD, University of California-San Francisco, Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship Grant
Teddy Kim, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship Grant
Benjamin T. Himes, MD, Mayo Clinic, Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship Grant
Victoria E. Clark, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital Andrew T. Parsa Research Fellowship Grant
CHARLES DRAKE FUND
We salute the Charles Drake Honor Your Mentor Fund for providing support to the AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section for ongoing educational and research programs.
CHARLES KUNTZ IV FUND
Vincent J. Alentado, Michael Brendan Cloney, Doniel Drazin, Benjamin D. Elder, George M. Ghobrial, C. Rory Goodwin, Peter Grunert, Daipayan Guha, Ibrahim Hussain, Christian Iorio-Morin, Evan Joseph Lytle, Allan R. Martin, Meghan Murphy, Aria Nouri, Vijay Ravindra, Ahilan Sivaganesan, Vijay Yanamadala, Michael M.H. Yang, and Scott L. Zuckerman.
Mark Andrew Attiah, Yi-Ren Chen, Lee Onn Chieng, Michael Cloney, Shashank V. Gandhi, Jakub Godzik, Jian Guan, Allen L. Ho, Katie L. Krause, Darryl Lau, Jay Kiran Nathan, Tianyi Niu, Imran Noorani, Eric W. Sankey, Ganesh Shankar, Corey Tyler Walker, Vijay Yanamadala, Juneyoung L. Yi, and Hesham Mostafa Zakaria.
Owoicho Adogwa, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Mark Andrew Attiah, Oliver GS Ayling, Andrew Kai-Hong Chan, Islam Fayed, Shashank V. Gandhi, Jack M. Haglin, Allen L. Ho, Sertac Kirnaz, Mohamed Macki, Anthony L. Mikula, Aria Nouri, Zachary Sanford, Alisson R. Teles, Zoe E. Teton, Jamie RF Wilson, Michael M.H. Yang, Hesham Mostafa Zakaria, and Scott L. Zuckerman
Roberto Perez-Roman, Andrew K. H. Chan, Ken Chang, Mena G. Kerolus, Michael Karsy, Yaroslav J. Gelfand, Nida Fatima, Allan R. Martin, Harry Mushlin, John F. Burke, Jacob C. Hoffmann, Samuel H. Farber, Chencai Wang, Lee Onn Chieng, Darryl Lau, Jakub Godzik, Anshit Goyal, Anthony L. Mikula, Oliver GS Ayling, and Michael M. H. Yang
DAVID L. KELLY, JR. FUND
We salute the David L. Kelly, Jr. Honor Your Mentor Fund for providing support to residents for ongoing educational programs within the department of neurosurgery at Wake Forest University.
DONALD O. QUEST FUND
Donald O. Quest Basic Science Award for Medical Student
Kristen A. Batich
Ahmed Jorge, PhD
Donald O. Quest Clinical Science Award for Medical Student
Jason Anthony Liew
Gautam Madhu Nayar
Aaron Gelinne, BS
Donald O. Quest Basic Science Award for Candidate Member or Non-Member (Resident)
Ganesh Mani Shankar, MD
Gentian Toshkezi, MD
Dominic Maggio, MD
Alexander Ksendzovsky, MD
Donald O. Quest Clinical Science Award for Candidate Member or Non-Member
Allen Ho, MD
Richard Rammo, MD
Andrew K. Chan, MD
Siir Sahib Singh Khalsa, MD
EDWARD R. LAWS FUND
Establishment of a special archive at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston including a collection of historical materials and educational resources related to Harvey Cushing and other figures in neurosurgery.
RALPH G. DACEY FUND
Ralph G. Dacey, Jr.
E. Sander Connolly, Jr.
REGIS W. HAID, JR. FUND
Ongoing support for the NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA) Effectiveness of Fusion for Grade I Spondylolisthesis study.
STEWART B. DUNSKER FUND
Dr. Jetan Bhadiwala, UNH/University of Toronto
WARREN C. BOOP FUND
Heather Pinckard-Dover, MD
Olusoji Afuwape, MD, PhD
Matthew Helton, MD
Patrick Paullus, MD
Matthew Helton, MD
Marcus Stephens, MD
On behalf of the NREF Board of Directors, we congratulate all HYM award recipients and offer our best wishes for continued success.